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Nagaraj

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Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« Reply #75 on: November 09, 2012, 07:04:07 AM »


कः पथ्यतरो?
धर्मः

कश्शुचिरिह?
यस्य मानसं शुद्धं ।

कः पण्डितो? विवेकी किं विषं?
अवधीरणा गुरुषु॥


kah paThyatarO?
dharmah,

kah shuchiriha?
yasya mAnasam shudDham

kah panditO? vivekI kim visham?
avadhIraNA guruShu

   

Q: Which is the greatest good?
A:  Dharma

Q: Who is clean in this world?
A:  He who is pure in mind.

Q: Who is wise?
A:  He who has discimination,
     who can discriminate good from bad,
     dharma from adharma,
     eternal from the ephemeral  etc.

Q: What is poison?
A:  Disregarding the words of one’s guru
     and elders


(prashNOttara ratna mAlikA)

॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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« Reply #76 on: November 14, 2012, 04:08:28 PM »
श्रोत्रियोऽवृजिनोऽकामहतो यो ब्रह्मवित्तमः ।
ब्रह्मण्युपरतः शान्तो निरिन्धन इवानलः ।
अहेतुकदयासिन्धुर्बन्धुरानमतां सताम् ॥३३॥


Guru is one who knows the scriptures (Truth),
is blameless, not overcome by sensuality,
and a supreme knower of God.
He is at peace in God,
tranquil as a fire that has run out of fuel.
He is a boundless ocean of compassion and
an intimate friend of those who seek his protection ..33..


(vivEkacUdAmaNi, Adi shankarA)

॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« Reply #77 on: November 14, 2012, 04:50:01 PM »
Dear Nagaraj,

Nice quotes from Vivekchudamani. Thanks.

Arunachala Siva.

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Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« Reply #78 on: November 15, 2012, 06:31:53 AM »
अचक्षुष्ट्वान्न दृष्टिर्मे तथाऽश्रोत्रस्य का श्रुतिः ।
अवाक्त्वान्न तु वक्तिः स्यादमनस्त्वान्मतिः कुतः ॥


acakShuShtvAnna dRuShtirmE thaThAashrOtrasya kA shrutih .
avAkthvAnna tuvaktih syAdamanasthvAnmatih kuthah ..

There is no vision in Me as I am without the organ of seeing. How can there be hearing in Me who have no auditive organ? Devoid of the organ of speech. I have no act of speaking in Me. How can there be thinking in Me who have no mind?

॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« Reply #79 on: November 15, 2012, 06:38:30 AM »
अहं ब्रह्मास्मि कर्ता च भोक्ता चास्मीति ये विदुः ।
ते नष्टा ज्ञानकर्मभ्यां नास्तिकाः स्युर्न संशयः ॥


aham brahmAsmi karthA ca BhokthA cAshmIti yE viduh .
tE naShtA jnyAnakarmaBhyAm nAstikAh syurna samdhayah ..

Those who think themselves to be one with brahman and at the same time to be doers and experiencers should be regarded as fallen from both knowledge and duties. They are, no doubt, unbelievers in the vEdAs.

॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« Reply #80 on: December 02, 2012, 03:55:41 PM »
निमित्तं मनश्चक्षुरादिप्रवृत्तौ निरस्ताखिलोपाधिराकाशकल्पः ।
रविर्लोकचेष्टानिमित्तं यथा यः स नित्योपलब्धिस्वरूपोऽहमात्मा ॥१॥


nimiththam manashckShurAdhipravRuththau nirasthAKhilopADhirAkAshakalpah .
ravirlOkacEShtAnimiththam yaThA yah sa nithyOpalabDhisvarUpOahamAthmA ..1..

I am the AthmA which is of the nature of eternal consciousness and which is the cause of the functioning of the mind, eye and all other organs, in the same way as the sun is the cause of the activities of all beings on this earth. But when not associated with the limiting adjuncts (in the form of the body, mind and sense-organs), I, am like space.

(hasthamAlakIyam, hasthamAlakA)

॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« Reply #81 on: December 02, 2012, 06:13:16 PM »
Hastamalakam is a great verse of Sankaracharya and it is one of the four works Sri Bhagavan rendered in Tamizh verse.

The others are: Guru Stuti, Sri Dakshinamurty Ashtakam, Atma Bodham. Vivekachudamani has been done in Tamizh prose.

Arunachala Siva.

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Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« Reply #82 on: December 04, 2012, 09:02:06 AM »
विद्या ददाति विनयं विनयाद्याति पात्रताम् ।
पात्रत्वाद्धनमाप्नोति धनाद्धर्मं ततः सुखम् ॥ ५ ॥


vidyA dadAti vinayaM, vinayAdyAti pAtratAM |
pAtratvAddhanamApnoti, dhanAddharmaM tataH sukhaM || 5 ||

Knowledege makes one humble, which gives one qualification. Being qualified,
one attains wealth for ther performance one's true purpose, which lead to happiness.


॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« Reply #83 on: December 05, 2012, 10:46:00 AM »
Ishwara knows what is best for everyone. If He is pleased there is nothing else to be accomplished by a devotee. - Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal
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However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? - Buddha

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Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« Reply #84 on: December 14, 2012, 10:32:01 AM »
मौलौ गङ्गा शशाङ्कौ करचरणतले शीतलाङ्गा भुजङ्गा:
वामे भागे दयार्द्रा हिमगिरिदुहिता चन्दनम् सर्वगात्रे ।
इत्थम् शीतम् प्रभूतम् तव  कनकसभानाथ सोढुम् क्व शक्ति:
चित्ते निर्वेदतप्ते यदि भवति न ते नित्यवासो मदीये ॥


maulau ganga shashaankau kara charana tale shitalaangaa bhujangah
vaame bhaage dayaardra himagiri tanaya chandanam sarvagaatre
itham shitam prabhutam tava kanakasabhanaatha sodum kvashaktihi
chitte nirveda tapte yadi bhavati na te nityavaaso madiye

On your locks are the river ganga and the moon.
On your feet and arms are the cold serpents.
Your left part is the compassionate daughter of the snow mountains.
And you have the cool sandal smeared all over your body.

How, O Lord of the golden cosmic hall,
are you able to bear such cold (chill)?
[O' Lord] You are welcome to stay eternally in my heart
- which is warm (hot) due to the sins I have committed.

This shloka is so wonderful, packed with emotion and love and an intense yearning. Appaiah Dhikshita Sings looking at the Nataraja, O Lord, Thou art having the cool Ganges always flowing over your head along with the cool moon, what to say of your limbs, which have become the residing place of cold and dreaded serpents, Your left part? it is occupied by the daughter of Himagiri (Himalayas Snow mountain), whose compassion knows no bounds, and in such cold surrounding, all of your body is  smeared with cool sandal paste! O Lord! who art the Lord of the kanaka Sabha, Cosmic Golden Hall, How are you able to bear such cold and chill? I pray Thou cool self, please consider and reside within me, my heart, chitta, which is very hot, as a result of various karmas, sufferings, and ignorance! Subside the burning heart by casting thou grace upon me, by the cool touch of Thy holy feet. Soak me (Heat, mind, ego) with Thou (Cool, Self, Atma) (not exact translation, just my own expression)

(Appaiah Dhikshitar)

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Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« Reply #85 on: December 24, 2012, 09:22:50 PM »
Even if we were to spend ten minutes in chanting the names of the Lord with devotion, that will amount to a great virtuous deed. Some allow their minds to wander in all directions when they perform their puja or sandhyavandanam. : I have to receive such- and such an amount from this person; I have to file a case against this person" – such are the kinds of thoughts entertained by some during worship. This is not correct. Set aside all your worldly thoughts when you sit for puja and concentrate on Ishwara during that short period of ten minutes or so. Even though the time for which you do puja is very short, if it is spent with devotion, it will yield great punya (virtue). - Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? - Buddha

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Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« Reply #86 on: December 25, 2012, 08:51:49 PM »
Deliverance from misery is possible only be the direct knowledge of one's true nature. And that happens only through the Guru's Grace.- Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal.
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? - Buddha

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Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« Reply #87 on: December 27, 2012, 09:13:04 AM »
The claim that they can not find even a little time for god, is unacceptable. It is true that in cities, people do leave early for work and return home late. But I ask them, ‘ How is it that you do find time for the newspaper, radio and television? Can you not spare a little of this time to Ishwara? Your attitude only shows that there is a lack of devotion. Shed this attitude and develop devotion." He who has no devotion, tries to find excuses for his own lapses.

Deep devotion to God must be developed and we must set aside at least a little time everyday for his worship. - Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? - Buddha

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Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« Reply #88 on: December 30, 2012, 03:54:22 PM »
Think carefully before advising

It is all right for elders to give advice to others. But it must be done under appropriate circumstances and at the appropriate time. Otherwise their words will have no value.

While the Pandavas were undergoing vanavasa, Arjuna, on the instruction of sage Vyasa, sat for tapas to gain the Pasupatastra, keeping hid bow and arrow by his side.

At that time an elderly Brahmin came to Arjuna and started advising him: "it is all right for you to do tapas. But it is is not proper to keep the bow nad arrow by your side. Tapas does not require them. On the other hand, it needs qualities, such as equanimity and forbearance (sama, dama). The bow and arrow are symbols of anger (krodha). These two will not match.

"Hence, set aside both of these and do penance for mukti (salvation)."
Arjuna replied: "Sir, Whatever you say is right. But you are saying all these without knowing about my situation. Our cousins have unjustly snatched our kingdom and driven us into the forests. We have to regain our kingdom from them. Hence, by the instructions of sage Veda Vyasa, I have sat for tapas to secure the Pasupatastra, and not for attaining mukti.. So I am not in a position to take your advice. Even if Brihaspati says something without understanding the situation, his words will be futile."

Therefore one must carefully think before giving advice.

(Bharati Theertha Swamigal)

॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
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Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« Reply #89 on: January 09, 2013, 06:44:01 AM »
Everyone in times of danger thinks of his mother. The Supreme Goddess is the Mother of all the worlds. She is variously called as Lakshmi, Sarasvati, and Tripurasundari. If we remember Her even once a day, we will get over our difficulties with amazing ease.- Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? - Buddha